St. Aug Hosts NCAA Leadership Institute

As part of the 2012 NCAA Leadership Institute, Saint Augustine’s University was selected as one of the interview sites. As a Division II member institution, St. Aug provided a unique and diverse perspective for institute participants to validate the career direction they will be mapping throughout the week.

The annual NCAA Leadership Institute assists more than 45 ethnic minorities (male and female) in planning their careers through networking with various NCAA professionals of the intercollegiate athletics community. The Leadership Institute was designed to provide customized programming to participants on NCAA member institution campuses.

The administrators at Saint Augustine’s University participated in action learning, panel discussions and facilitator-led sessions presented throughout the week long institute. In sharing their career experiences, divisional expertise and personal work philosophies, they will aid participants in the process of career exploration in the areas of culture, organizational structure and communication practices. The interview sessions gave participants additional perspectives to the decision making process as they navigate their careers moving forward.

“We are pleased to have served as an interview site for the NCAA Leadership Institute participants, especially given the recent institutional name change,” stated Kristene Kelly, associate athletic director. “As an athletic administrative team, we were able to share our career paths and experiences with a dynamic group of up-and-coming administrators. We look forward to hosting future groups such as the participants of the Leadership Institute on our campus.”

Pictured: Kristene Kelly, associate athletic director seen here conversing with a NCAA Leadership Institute participant.